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Swordfish D2 cuts rope

old4570

Ray Mears
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I have seen this knife for 12 months or something on Feebay .
And I caved ! I shelled out $33 to see what's what .

Factory edge is :
A) FUBAR
B) Pulled a 50 slice fail at the rope
C) was a really bad factory grind
D) D2 = ???????????????????????????????????????????????

It's a small knife and the index finger ( mine ) feels crowded .
A very slight design change would have made the knife feel much better in the hand .
As it is , I have medium hands and the knife ....... does not feel comfortable or natural in the hand .
Just a little QC and thought .... And there would be nothing to talk about !
Except for the poor performing factory edge (?) - Or is it the blade steel ?
Edge has been reground ( fully ) and I will hit the rope again ...
 

old4570

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Wow ! ( Can I say that )
So , hard fail at 300 slices ..
Edge stropped back really well .

I did mod the blade where the index finger goes .. and rolled it further forward ( with the grinder ) and then dehorned the edges .. (?)
And it's so much more comfortable for it !
We are talking chalk & cheese !
Completely changed how the knife feels in the hand ..
I will see about a picture ..
 

old4570

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Made more room for the index finger .
And that has completely changed how the knife feels in the hand .. ( All good )
 
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